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Werribee CBD gets a makeover

Residents of Dacland’s King’s Leigh community in the west will soon benefit from a Werribee CBD makeover which includes increased car parking, opportunities for development and attractive open space.

These exciting developments will soon be delivered as Wyndham City embarks on a range of new major projects. The Council has recently purchased two iconic gateway sites in the city centre to help bring the long –term vision for Werribee to fruition.

The land currently occupied by Toyota on the corner of Watton and Synnot Streets and the Bridge Hotel site in Watton Street have been acquired to ensure Council can meet short-term car parking requirements while planning for the future.

“Purchasing these sites will enable us to meet immediate car-parking needs while we work toward the development of other sites in the Werribee CBD that will include longer term car parking options,” Wyndham Mayor, Cr Adele Hegedich explained.

“The location of these two sites are critical to the rejuvenation of the Werribee CBD and by Council purchasing them, we can ensure that any future development is in-keeping with our vision for the city centre.”

Recently completed projects include lighting in station place, additional hubs to lock up bicycles, the construction of the Cherry Street car park, and residents can look forward to the Chirnside Park redevelopment. Free WIFI is now available for all to enjoy in Kelly Park as a way to encourage more use of Wyndham's open spaces and other hotspots around the Werribee CBD are in development.

Council is also planning a major redevelopment of Wyndham Park which will see this space transformed into an inviting parkland that will improve the liveability and amenity of the Werribee CBD.

Council’s portfolio holder for Economic Development, Cr Intaj Khan said council will capitalise on the river and park by strengthening their connection to the rest of the city centre, enhancing their amenity, and introducing new attractions.

“The Werribee City Centre of the future will be an inviting, interesting and memorable space to in which to live, work, shop, visit or relax,” he said.

For more information visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au.